Mining giant looking for 200 workers

A RECOVERY in metals prices and competition from new mines has a resources company looking to fill more than 200 job vacancies in North Queensland.

Advocate for the community set to take the baton

Aramac Fire and Rescue Service captain Douglas Churchill is thrilled to be a baton bearer in the 2018 Commonwelath Games Queen's Baton Relay.

Meet the selected baton bearer to represent Aramac.

Raising the Rubyvale profile

Peter and his wife, Eileen Brown.

Meet the baton bearer selected from the Gemfields.

Bringing together ladies of Emerald

EVENT ORGANISER: Cassie Watene, from Scentsy.

Stay at home mums came together to share their businesses.

Community gardens live on

GARDEN CONTRIBUTORS: Ruth Lindsay, George Hartfiel and Maraea Rapira during their weekly meet.

Emerald community gardens are welcoming new volunteers to help.

Deno Destroyers win Lego League award

WINNERS:  Deno Destroyers won the Teamwork Award at the First Lego League Challenge .

Local Emerald school team travels to Brisbane for lego competition.

Carols set to be spectacular

BREATHTAKING: Carols Spectacular at Calvary Emerald has fun planned for the whole family.

The most anticipated carols event of the year is back.

Salvation Army here to help out

MIRACLE: Central Highlands Mayor Kerry Hayes and Salvation Army Captain Lenore Whittaker, after launching The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

Salvation Army appeal hopes to provide a small miracle for families.

Turning the sails to the next generations

Preston, Laura, Keisha, Josh, Latoya, Valda and Colleen - members of the first, third and fourth generations.

Bluff State School celebrate four generations attending the school.

Bluff loses history overnight

Bluff Family Store owner, John Parker, going through what is left of the store, after a suspicious fire destroyed it Sunday morning, December 3.

A suspicious fire has destroyed Bluff's historic main store.

Fears Ipswich home will collapse into construction site

FALLING: Lourdus Chinnappa's home at Aristotle Avenue, Augustine Heights is slipping to the vacant building block below.

All work at the construction site was also directed to stop

Coast's dancing duo take out world championships

Lovisa Hart and Caleb Michael-Smith have taken out first place in the Salsa Couples division in the World Salsa Dance Championships. Lovisa has recenty opened her studio in Mooloolaba and is keen to teach others to dance.

Latin dancers take on the world and win

Toowoomba company closes after hard 'economic times'

Staff and customers thanked after 67-year-old business closes

Timing everything in development grand scheme

A development application for the Brisbane Road carpark at Mooloolaba has been lodged with Sunshine Coast Council.

Councillor says project has been 30 years in the making

Coast tourism bosses issue urgent SOS after $28m blow

Mooloolaba Beach was voted in the top ten of beaches and is a favourite of tourists. Taisha White, 18, and Lily Russo, 18, like the calm water for a swim , good vibe and it's close to everything.

EXCLUSIVE: Tourism heads issue SOS after drop in visitor spend

Sex offender with a 'nappy fetish' pleads guilty to new charges

SEX OFFENDER; Kristofer Stanley Kerwin, 27, after his appearance in Maryborough District Court.

He has been busted again for sharing photos of babies in nappies.

One-eyed drug dealer finally seeing the light

Milan Sebez has been drug-free and wants to help his dad.

He was so hooked on heroin, he injected into his eye

'There's a bomb': Hoax calls shut down four businesses

BE ALERT: A new phone scam is targeting Queenslanders

A bank, post office, pub and supermarket were evacuated

Husband charged with murder of Karen Ristevski

Karen Ristevski.

Ms Ristevski went missing from her Melbourne home in June

‘Why is my internet so slow’ in top searches

Google has revealed the top search topics for Australians in 2017. Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Google reveals what we have all been searching for...

Horn v Cocoran: Our Jeff at risk of being blindsided

Jeff Horn & Gary Corcoran to unveil giant Battle of Brisbane 2 banner. Pic Annette Dew

“I’m confident I have the speed and skills to beat Gary."

Mechanic with 6000 child porn images 'protecting mates'

Stephen Michael Remiens. Picture: Facebook.

He used an email account to try to swap images online.

Australia still ‘totally radioactive’ after A-bomb tests

Australia has a hidden and devastating history of nuclear testing that has still not been formally rectified, campaigners say. Picture: from Collisions, by Australian artist Lynette Wallworth, about the Maralinga tests

AUSTRALIA is a “totally radioactive” country riddled with hidden cancers

Man’s excuses for grooming teen

Jeremy Lysaght has pleaded guilty to grooming teen for sex. Picture: Twitter

“It was a.. bit flattering. It made me feel good and appreciated.'

‘I wanted to be like a porn star’

Mohamad El-ahmed has had cosmetic procedures to increase the size of his penis.

Man given gory details of procedure by surgeon

Biggest changes to car rules in 30 years

Mega-dollar supercars such as the left-hand-drive only Bugatti Chiron are one step closer to getting approval for Australian roads. Picture: Supplied.

Huge fines for dealers and sellers if safety recall work not done

Queensland town misses 150th anniversary by three years

Charleville missed its 150th anniversary by three years.

"It was the biggest shock to all of us, I can tell you.”

What finally killed Charles Manson in prison

Photo of Charles Manson taken in March this year. Picture: AFP

The cause of Charles Manson's death has been released.

Nude teen falls 14 floors to death after 'swingers party'

Ivana Smit died after plunging from a building in Malaysia

A TEEN model was found naked after plunging 14 floors to her death

Bizarre twist in bullied kid’s story

Keaton Jones' tearful video about being bullied went viral on the weekend.

A viral inspiring video may not be all it's cracked up to be

Broke mum's car stolen for second time in six weeks

IN THE DARK: Sherylee Holt has been trying to find her stolen car (inset), which has disappeared again.

Sherylee Holt has been left frustrated by her car's disappearance.

Hot chip thief caught with his pants down

SEAGULL SWOOP: Adam Best, 19, stole chips from a customer at the Hungry Tum and then exposed himself to police.

Man on drugs stole diner's food

Patrolling police meet massive snake

Acting Senior Constable Chris Kenny stumbled across this monster scrub python in the Far North in the area surrounding Wujul Wujul. PHOTO: SERGEANT BEN TOME

The serpent is estimated to be about 5m long

'If you give Hitler a country': Homework shocks parents

One mother said she was “flabbergasted

Fake interpreter signs gibberish, gatecrashes police presser

Police say they did not request an interpreter for the press conference, and are baffled as to why Roberts (circled) was there signing gibberish.

Woman faked sign language during critical press conference

"I wanted to throw up:" Tenant from hell trashes place

TENANT FROM HELL: A hotel owner has had to evict a man after discovering a studio apartment had been trashed.

It will cost the hotel owner thousands to clean the mess.

‘Men work harder’: Sunrise hosts fire up

A VERY controversial claim by David Koch resulted in some stunned responses by his female colleagues on Sunrise this morning.

FIRST LOOK: Plans revealed for INXS museum at Ballina

An artist's impression of the proposed INXS museum for Ballina.

Business leaders meet for exclusive look at cultural, arts hub

‘Lindsay Lohan chased us’: Paris Hilton explains iconic photo

Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton pictured on a night out together in Los Angeles in November, 2006. Picture: X17/BackGrid

Lindsay Lohan wasn’t even supposed to be there.

Meet the comedian who exposed Louis C.K. long ago

Comedian Louis C.K. admitted sexual misconduct

She knew about his sexual misconduct for years before the public.

Radio host’s joke earns her death threats

Ash London has been hit with death threats from One Direction fans

Host sparked the ire of thousands of teenagers

WATCH: Maclean musicians share stage with Paul McCartney

READY AND WAITING: Scott Rhodes, Alister Smith, Mandy Pateman and Laura Sanford before taking the stage to perform Mull of Kintyre at Paul McCartney's One on One show at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Maclean and District Pipe Band members perform at encore in Brisbane

Kate Upton marries in stunningly lavish Italian ceremony

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy in November.

"It’s extremely romantic and will always be a special place for us"